5 Ways Debt Affects Your Health

5 Ways Debt Affects Your Health

When we think about the ways that our debt affects our lives, we often turn to the physical things. We think of the things we can’t buy, the experiences we can’t partake in, the opportunities our children may miss out on, or the things that we cherish that we could...
Divorce Debt Put Me Over the Top

Divorce Debt Put Me Over the Top

Divorce and Debt Putting an end to a marriage is an unfortunate situation that happens to many Albertans. Financial hardships, layoffs and job losses often serve as “the straw that breaks the camel’s back”, and in the aftermath, the existing debt that is shared...
Getting Debt Under Control Saved Rick’s Marriage

Getting Debt Under Control Saved Rick’s Marriage

Debt can place an immense strain on a marriage. It can create a sense of disappointment, hurt feelings, secrecy, and anxiety about stability, security, and priorities. This sense of disappointment can snowball into feelings of anger, resentment and create a loss of...
My Credit Cards Are Maxed… Now What?

My Credit Cards Are Maxed… Now What?

We’ve all been there – unexpected expenses pop up, bills pile up and the holiday sticker shock has just shown up on your bank statements. Perhaps you’ve been relying more heavily on your credit cards due to the holidays, a job loss or change, or just unexpected bills...
Budgeting Tips for the Holidays

Budgeting Tips for the Holidays

Ahh… the holidays! It is the time of year where we enjoy a slower pace, more time with our loved ones, and celebrations of food, drink and merriment. Often, instead of relaxing and unwinding from the year and preparing for the new one ahead, this time can be very...